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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom Phantom “Motion Blur”

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Along with the release of the third generation Hypervenom series, Nike has changed the naming convention for the top tier boots. Rather than the collar version being Phantom and then the top tier ankle cut being the Hypervenom Phinish, they have simplified things and gone with Phantom DF and Phantom. As a …

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Up Close – “Revolution Pack” Tiempo Legend VI

What better way to celebrate Nike Air Max Day than with a pair of boots designed after one of the most iconic footwear releases of all time. Released as part of the Revolution Pack, these Tiempo Legend VI mimic the Air Max 1, originally released in 1987. That is a serious amount …

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Up Close – Mizuno Morelia Neo in Mazarine Blue

Blue Morelia Neo

When it comes to craftsmanship and innovation, they really don’t come better than the Mizuno Morelia Neo…..especially when “MIJ” is associated. “Made In Japan” basically means that the boots are handcrafted in Japan without stressing about how long it takes to piece them together. Each pair is placed and shaped on a last …

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Up Close – adidas Ace Tango 17+ Purecontrol IN

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The adidas revolution continues to evolve as they take their laceless revolution off pitch and into the short-sided game with ACE Tango 17+ Purecontrol. Besides the fact that these look glorious – the Core Black/Solar Blue/Pink colorway is BOMB –  there is a lot of tech specs that make them worth …

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Up Close – Limited Collection X16+ Purechaos “Dragon Pack”

This season’s Champions League final is set to take place at the Principality Stadium in Wales in early June. As a way to celebrate that, adidas has released an inspired new Limited Collection boot range known as the “Dragon Pack”. The latest boot drop features design elements of a striking dragon print, combined with …

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Up Close – The “Traditional” adidas Copa17

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In the Copa17, adidas has a pretty pitch perfect heir to the Copa Mundial throne. But, in order to truly create a modern, updated version you have to place the traditional colors on the boot. That is what adidas has done on the second Copa17 release, treating fans to a crisp Black …

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Up Close – adidas X16+ Purechaos “Red Limit”

X16+ Purechaos Red Limit

Taking a step back real quick, we picked up a pair of adidas X16+ Purechaos that were released as part of the highly rated Red Limit collection a few months back. Since the collection is still available, I wanted to update with some details on how tey perform and what …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED SL II K “Whiteout”

Whiteout evoSPEED SL K

Weighing in at 5.2oz, the Puma evoSPEED SL II K is the lightest ever k-leather game boot released to market. You have got to appreciate Puma’s willingness to push boundaries with evolutionary style designs and tech specs. Built on the same principles as the mainstay evoSPEED silos, a minimalist, extremely …

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Up Close – MESSI16+ Pureagility “Red Limit”

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If you’ve been watching Lionel Messi taking sick free kicks of late, you will have noticed the extremely crisp Red/White boots he has on his feet. In a slightly unusual move, Messi has been wearing a modified pair of 16.1 and not the ones branded as his “signature boots”. His signature boots would …

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Up Close – Nike Zoom Mercurial XI FK FC

  These are definitely not your conventional soccer footwear, but the ’98 Ronaldo remake, Nike Zoom Mercurial XI FK FC, is one of Nike’s latest creations that is well worth showcasing. What an incredibly suave design, combining Nike’s top soccer performance with a quality off pitch lifestyle look. We are talking the explosive …

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adidas Messi16+ Pureagility – The “Space Dust” Effect

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One of the unique aspects of Lionel Messi’s latest signature boots, whether it is these “Space Dust” or the even newer Red Limit Version, is how they stand out no matter what lighting you put them in. It is the extreme contrast between the darker space black upper and wild …

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Up Close – Puma evoPOWER 1.3 K

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Does it get better than the latest Puma evoPOWER 1.3 K release? I think not. Building off the popularity of their third evoPOWER release, Puma has produced a tummy tickler in this classicly inspired, pure blackout version. Not only do they look the part, but they also provide some extremely positive …

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adidas PURECHAOS “Stellar Pack” – What is so Different?

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There has been a lot of attention placed on the new adidas Stellar Pack in recent weeks (for more than one reason) with the X16+ PURECHAOS silo leading the way. Adidas has taken a slightly altered approach with this one, adding a modified design to the “light side of the moon” inspired boots. Right …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED Fresh in Red Blast/Puma Black

One of the most innovative boots released this year, the Puma evoSPEED Fresh is back in a distinctive new colorway. Puma list it as Red Blast/Puma Black, but the Black is actually more of a dark Navy Blue in person. One of the features of the evoSPEED Fresh series is that …

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